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In-memory computing is comprised of two main categories: In-Memory Databases and In-Memory Data Grids. Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain would like to delve into the differences between the two groups.

While an In-Memory Database (IMDB) is a well-recognized term that is typically used explicitly, it’s important to highlight the new crop of traditional databases with serious in-memory “options”: MS SQL 2014, Oracle’s Exalytics and Exadata, and IBM DB2 with BLU offerings. For simplicity’s sake, generalize them as “in-memory databases.”

On the other hand, “in-memory data grids” (IMDGs), infrequently referred to as in-memory NoSQL/NewSQL databases, will fall under the umbrella of “in-memory data grid”

To read the full article featured on Inside Big Data, click here for clarity and consistency on these two categories: IMDB and IMDG.